European History Books

Children of Ash and Elm: A History of the Vikings By Neil Price Cover Image
ISBN: 9781541601116
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Published: Basic Books - September 13th, 2022

A “thrilling” (Wall Street Journal) history of the Vikings by a pre-eminent scholar

The Viking Age saw an unprecedented expansion of the Scandinavian peoples into the world. As traders and raiders, explorers and colonists, they ranged from eastern North America to the Asian steppe.

Looking for the Hidden Folk: How Iceland's Elves Can Save the Earth By Nancy Marie Brown Cover Image
ISBN: 9781639362288
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Published: Pegasus Books - October 4th, 2022

In exploring how Icelanders interact with nature—and their idea that elves live among us—Nancy Marie Brown shows us how altering our perceptions of the environment can be a crucial first step toward saving it.

Icelanders believe in elves. 

Why does that make you laugh?, asks Nancy Marie Brown, in this wonderfully quirky exploration of our interactio

Conquering the Pacific: An Unknown Mariner and the Final Great Voyage of the Age of Discovery By Andrés Reséndez Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063269064
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Published: Mariner Books - September 27th, 2022

The story of an uncovered voyage as colorful and momentous as any on record for the Age of Discovery—and of the Black mariner whose stunning accomplishment has been until now lost to history
It began with a secret mission, no expenses spared.

The Fight of Our Lives: My Time with Zelenskyy, Ukraine's Battle for Democracy, and What It Means for the World By Iuliia Mendel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781668012710
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Published: Atria/One Signal Publishers - September 13th, 2022

When Ukrainian journalist Iuliia Mendel got the call she had been hired to work for President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, she had no idea what was to come.

In this frank and moving inside account, Zelenskyy’s former press secretary tells the story of his improbable rise from popular comedian to the president of Ukraine.

Russia: Revolution and Civil War, 1917-1921 By Antony Beevor Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593493878
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Published: Viking - September 20th, 2022

An epic new account of the conflict that reshaped Eastern Europe and set the stage for the rest of the twentieth century.

Mussolini's Daughter: The Most Dangerous Woman in Europe By Caroline Moorehead Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062967251
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Published: Harper - November 1st, 2022

The New York Times bestselling author of the acclaimed Resistance Quartet returns with the incredible story of Mussolini’s daughter, Edda, one of the most influential women in 1930s Italy and a powerful proponent of the fascist movement.

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The Case of the Murderous Dr. Cream: The Hunt for a Victorian Era Serial Killer By Dean Jobb Cover Image
ISBN: 9781643752501
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Published: Algonquin Books - July 5th, 2022

“A tour de force of storytelling.” —Louise Penny, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Chief Inspector Gamache series

“Jobb’s excellent storytelling makes the book a pleasure to read.” —The New York Times Book Review

“When a doctor does go wrong, he is the first

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France: An Adventure History By Graham Robb Cover Image
ISBN: 9781324002567
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - July 5th, 2022

A wholly original history of France, filled with a lifetime’s knowledge and passion—by the author of the New York Times bestseller Parisians.

In his forceful follow-up to Moneyland, Oliver Bullough unravels the dark secret of how Britain placed itself at the center of the global offshore economy and at the service of the worst people in the world.

Chernobyl: The Devastation, Destruction and Consequences of the World's Worst Radiation Accident By Ian Fitzgerald Cover Image
ISBN: 9781398814967
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Published: Sirius Entertainment - August 1st, 2022

In the early hours of the morning of 26 April 1986, the nuclear reactor at the Chernobyl power plant in Ukraine exploded, unleashing a storm of radioactive material into the atmosphere and contaminating most of Europe with its fallout. It was a disaster on an unprecedented scale.

The Irish Assassins: Conspiracy, Revenge and the Phoenix Park Murders That Stunned Victorian England By Julie Kavanagh Cover Image
ISBN: 9780802149374
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Published: Atlantic Monthly Press - August 16th, 2022

Shortlisted for the ALCS Gold Dagger Award for Nonfiction

Shadowlands: A Journey Through Britain's Lost Cities and Vanished Villages By Matthew Green Cover Image
ISBN: 9780393635348
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - July 19th, 2022

One of Literary Hub's Most Anticipated Books of 2022

A “brilliant London historian” (BBC Radio) tells the story of Britain as never before—through its abandoned villages and towns.